Yes, I agree with the person who asked what is going on.
of all, long before the devastating landslide, our family had a well
deserved family vacation planned to see my elderly step-father who lives
alone, to visit my son who lives on the street, to see our first great
grandchild and to allow our grandchildren time to be kids and have fun!
We placed our mail on hold and hired a house sitter who neatly stacked quilt boxes and today, we picked up 39 boxes of quilts.
this time, I have only gone through 5 and one was a blessing of fabric
from a lady in Washington DC, another was quilt labels.
many do I have currently on hand? I do not honestly have a number
yet. How many have been handed out? None. Prior to my leaving for
vacation I had approximately 10-15 quilts and wanted to wait for a full
I returned home, we had 39 boxes to pick up. One quilt shop had only 1
quilt to pick up, another had 4 great ones to go and the others were
stained and pretty bad, another person continues to send me boxes of
used clothing, which I have no way to store and the area has asked for
people to stop sending clothing.
At this time, right now, unboxed and counted, I have 27 quilts with many more boxes to go through.
understand, I open each box ensuring the quilts are new, clean without
stains and tears or tattered, I take pictures of them, I log them into a
system I have set up for Layers of Hope, I send out thank you cards for
everything that comes to me.
cannot just tear open boxes and toss them around, I have a reverence
for these quilts, for those they will go to and those that made them.
will get these quilts up to Oso. How many more we will need? I do not
know, but I promise as I said these quilts will continue to go until we
are told to stop.
is my fervent hope and prayers that we can get a load up this week via a
group that goes up everyday and we can get some answers as to how many
more are needed.
Please, bear patient with me, I promise they will be delivered until we are told no more are needed!